Thoughts of a Manchester United season ticket holder
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Meet Chicharito! Man Utd's new striker Javier Hernandez (picture and video)
One Chicharito. Theres only one Chicharito. One Chichariiiiiittoooo
So its clear we need new fresh blood up front. Berba is much maligned and cant even get a start ahead of a one legged Wayne Rooney. And Fergie knows a striker when he sees one, having been a centre forward himself.
Javier Hernandez is a 21 year young Mexican striker plying his trade at Chivas of the Mexican league. He has 4 goals in as many appearances for his country, and appears to be of the Diego Forlan type of striker..diminutive at 5ft 9 inches tall. He has 28 goals in 68 appearances for his club..and now he is a Manchester United player, subject to work permit (gulp Adem Ljajic!)
His nickname Chicharito comes from his father 'el Chicharo' who was also a footballer for Chivas Guadalajara and the Mexico national team. Both his grandfather and father played for Chivas, making Hernández the third generation to play with the All-Mexican club. In straight terms the translation of his nickname is 'Little Pea'
So expect a sponsorship deal with the Green Giant to be forthcoming!
Manchester United fan since the age of 9 when he saw Norman Whiteside curl the ball into a Wembley goal in the dying minutes.
He is an Old Trafford season ticket holder in the North Stand Tier 3...and cried tears of joy, on his knees with the many in Moscow.
Rob is a contributing author/editor at Man Utd blogzine 'The Faithful'